Mini Guide Prague
The hotel was built in the 1930s and successfully combines Art Deco style and modern comfort. The breakfast buffet is really good and the Illy-coffee in the morning tasted amazing. This hotel is conveniently located near the biggest shopping streets, the Old Town and the subway stations Muzeum and Mustek. (Stepanska 40, Praha 1)
(Note: During my stay, the hotel was part of the Radisson Blu brand and transitioned back to an independent property in 2019.)
Design Hotel Josef
Located in the centre, this stylish city hotel is the perfect start for exploring Prague. (Rybná 693/20, Praha 1)
Authentic Czech/Bohemian cuisine and one of Prague’s most popular beer pubs. (Dlouhá 33, Praha 1)
Coffee & Cake at
Bakeshop Little Bakery
Cosy little bakery with great cookies and cute small cakes. (U Lužického semináře 99; Malá Strana district)
Krusta Artisan Bakery
Grab a coffee right next to Charles Bridge on the Malá Strana side (Drazickeho Square 12, U Lužického semináře).
Great concept featuring local up and coming designers. If you’re looking for a special type of jewellery or extravagant apparel, this is the place for you. (Malé námestí 12, Praha 1)
Cute shop with designers from Scandinavia, Italy, France and Great Britain. Apart from the really cool pieces, I liked their slogan: ‘that woman who buys with us, becomes an icon’. 🙂 (Vězeňská 6, Praha 1)
ARTĚL Malá Strana
Design shop specialized in Bohemian glasses with a vast selection of beautiful jewellery and home decor. (U Lužickeho semináře 7, Malá Strana)
As an art and architecture enthusiast, I had to walk up the to the castle on the Hradcany and visit the St. Vitus Cathedral.
This cathedral is one of the most important examples of European Gothic architecture and its builders aspired to not only duplicate but also even surpass the cathedral in Reims, France. Please check the opening times before you walk up. I forget about this and arrived at 3.45 pm and the cathedral was closed already that day. Apparently, the times cited online are not the correct ones. Therefore, I would suggest to check at your hotel or at the tourist office.
I walked back over the Karlúv Most (Charles Bridge) and fell in love with Trdelník – a Czech pastry they call ‘chimney’ in English. It’s really sweet but really, really tasty. When you leave the Karlúv Most, there are plenty of places selling Trdelník. Moreover, there are small stands across the Old Town.
The beautiful Old Town with Stara Radnice.
Parizská with its luxury shops.
Walking on to the Jewish Town, you will see a lot of Art Deco houses for which Prague is famous.
I finished my walk at Náměstí Republiky.